06-18-13 Local Area Obituaries (All County Papers)
Betty Peek, 69, of Marion, Ky, passed away June 3, 2013, at Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services. She was a member of Seven Springs Baptist Church in Marion, Ky. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryle and James Story of Marion, Ky; a sister, Patsy Stevens of Marion, Ky; her mother, Juana Mae Stone of Marion, Ky; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Peek; and her father, Cecil Stone. Funeral services were held June 5, 2013 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem, with Rev. Lonnie Knight and Bro. Howton officiating. Burial followed in Asbridge Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.
Deon Jones, 70, of Lola, Ky, Passed away June 6, 2013, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was in the army branch of service for three years. He is survived by his son, Robert “Joey” and Gelaine Jones of Eddyville, Ky; two brothers, Tommy and Shirley Jones of Marion, Ky, and Dwight and Teri Jones of Eddyville, Ky; a granddaughter, Ashton Forsythe; and two great grandchildren, Brady and Brystol Forsythe. He was Preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Edna Mae Jones; and one brother, Bobby Joe Jones. Funeral services were held June 10, 2013 at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem, with Bro’s Gary Hardesty and Danny Shuecraft officiating. Burial followed in Whites Chapel Cemetery. Condolences may also be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.
Olive Grace “Tootsie” Brasher, 87, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away June 6th, 2013, at Oaklawn Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center in Louisville. Tootsie was preceded in death by her loving husband, William “Wedge” Thomason and her parents, Sam and Allie Brasher. She is survived by her children, Susan Thomason Hewitt (Tommy), Louisville; William W. Thomason, Jr. (Barbara), Lexington; Richard Mark Thomason (Melanie), Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, John Monroe Nichols III (Kelly), Louisville, Walter Barrett Nichols III (Katie), Melissa Thomason Chambless (Phillip) and Laura Thomason Dickens (Jack), all of Atlanta, GA and Charles Cutchin Powell, Jr. of Washington DC; great-grandchildren, Isabel Reynolds Nichols, Hugo Walter Henry Nichols, Eloise Miller Nichols and Harlan Thomason Nichols. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Marcie Reynolds Thomason. Tootsie was a caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend who possessed a powerful love for her family and friends and a timeless sense of style. Her devotion and joy of living were evident to all who knew her and she will be greatly missed. Her graveside service were held 1 p.m. CST Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Smithland Cemetery in Smithland, Kentucky. Contributions may be made to the Marcie Reynolds Thomason Student-Athlete Memorial Fund c/o Henry Clay High School, 2100 Fontaine Rd., Lexington, KY 40502.
Mina N. Owen Lynn, 79, of Ledbetter died June 4 at her residence. Mrs. Owen was a Housewife and a member of Ohio Valley Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 Sons, William Lonnie Owen Jr. of Ledbetter, Doyle Lynn Owen of Ledbetter. 1 Daughter, Mina Louise Riley of Ledbetter. 3 Grandchildren, Mina Gail Riley of Ledbetter, Dena Louise Riley of Paducah, Aaron Doyle Owen of Ledbetter. 4- Great Grandchildren and 6- Great Great Grandchildren. Several Nieces and Nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents John McGuiness Matthews and Mina Hill Matthews. Husband, William Lonnie Owen. 2 Brothers, 2 Sisters. Services were held June 6 at Smith Funeral Chapel, with Bro. Terry Mitcherson officiating. Burial followed at Tiline Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.smithfc.com
Joseph E. Damron Jr., 64, of Salem, Ky, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Damron; three sons, Michael Damron of Salem, Steven Damron of Salem, and Joseph Eric and Andrea Damron of Sturgis; his mother, Norma Jean Phillips of St. Louis; four brothers, Bill and Vonna Damron of Salem, Jimmy and Debbie Damron of Marion, Kenny Phillips of South Roxana, IL, and Gary Phillips of Hartford, IL; two sisters, Pam and Kenny Champion of Marion, and Brenda and Gary Dunkerson of Salem; two step-brothers, Danny and Kathy Shuecraft of Marion, and Stanley and Debbie Shuecraft of Micco, FL; five grandchildren, Dakota Damron, John Winters, Ericka Damron, Teri Ann Winters all of Rosiclare, IL, and Hannah Barnes of Shawneetown, IL. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph E. Damron Sr., and a sister. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 2PM, at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem, with Bro. Danny Shuecraft officiating. Burial followed in Lola Cemetery. Condolences may also be left online at boydfuneraldirectors.com.
Donnie Crabtree, 53 of Paducah died Thursday, June 6, 2013 at home.Mr. Crabtree was a carpenter. Surviving are three daughters, April Oropeza of Ledbetter, Aubrey Crabtree of Ledbetter, and Angie Crabtree of Grand Rivers; one son, Ben Crabtree of Heath; two sisters, Cathie Rayburn of Paducah and Laura Gonzales of West Paducah; two brothers, Marshall Crabtree of Paducah and Josh Alexander of San Diego, CA; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Don Crabtree and Dianne Hammonds; one sister; and one grandchild. Memorial services were held at 5:00 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at House of Prayer, 6070 Paducah Road in La Center, with Marshall Crabtree and Billy Dale Crabtree officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org. Lindsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Peggy Francis Shell Reed, 71, of Paducah died Saturday at Baptist Health in Paducah. Mrs. Reed was a homemaker and longtime employee of the Executive Inn in Paducah. Surviving are her Husband, Terry Reed of Paducah, two daughters, Stacey Timmons Portela of Paducah, Tammy Timmons Williams of Mayfield, one son, Jon Shell of Carlisle County, step-son, Tim Reed of Kevil, step-daughter, Shawnty Friday of Chelsea, Mi., two brothers, Charles McNear of Pana, Illinois and Carrie McNear of Wilton, Iowa, 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, William Jacobs, mother, Ophelia Schneider, sister, Janet Anderson. Graveside Service were held at 1:00 Tuesday at Taylor Cemetery in Livingston County. Burial followed at Taylor Cemetery. There will be no public visitation. Smith Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.smithfc.com.